Inventor Scott Bez wanted to brighten up his Christmas tree, but in a geeky kind of way. So, he created a somewhat functional Nintendo Switch ornament. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it can’t play real games, although the ornament is capable of running animated GIFs from an SD card on its 1.14-inch LCD panel. Read more for a video and additional information.
Believe it or not, one gamer has managed to build a functional 1Hz computer inside Minecraft that is powerful enough to run Snake and Tetris. Called CHUNGUS (Computation Humongous Unconventional Number and Graphics Unit) 2, it’s essentially a virtual processor that would be as tall as a 20-story building if recreated in real-life. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Sure, browsing website or watching videos on the original Nintendo Game Boy may not offer the best experience, but just having the ability to do so is cool enough. One programmer decided to make it a reality, thought this cartridge can only be used for telnet-style communication and access Wikipedia articles currently. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
After the PS5 face plate controversy, Sony has unveiled official console covers to match all of the galaxy-inspired DualSense wireless controller colors in Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple. To install the, just remove your original white PS5 console covers and lock your new ones into place. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sure, the second-generation Tesla Roadster is set to get a jet-powered “SpaceX Package”, but that is a few years away. One Tesla Model S owner just couldn’t wait anymore, so he added his own jet turbines onto his vehicle. There jet turbines, the kind you typically find on remote-controlled airplanes, are mounted in the rear, with around 200 parts that needed to be custom fabricated. This meant lots of CAD work and 3D-printing. Read more for a video and bonus.
Ken Block’s daughter, 14-year-old Lia Block, might be following in her father’s footsteps, as she recently raced the Hoonicorn, a twin-turbocharged V8 1965 Ford Mustang, against a 4000hp NHRA 2012 Chevrolet Corvette V6. That’s right, this National Hot Rod Association dragster is powered by a 8.6L Hemi V8, paired with a 3-speed Lenco transmission that helps it run the 1/8 mile in a mere 3.5-seconds, while topping out at 212 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.
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At first glance, this looks like a medieval / fantasy tavern diorama, but at the push of a button, it becomes a fully-functional computer. This PC enclosure was entirely handmade, including the plywood walls, wooden beams, foam steps, a bag of gravel for the bricks, paint, and lots of glue. What they ended up with is something you’d expect to see at a theme park or in a toy store over the holidays. Read more to see the build from start to finish.
In case of zombie apocalypse or just to go off-road in pure luxury, Classic Youngtimers Agency’s Mercedes-Benz X 350d 6-Wheeler “Black Edition” pickup truck is the vehicle to choose. It was built atop a custom-made subframe that makes room for a third axle, resulting in a heavy duty commercial vehicle offering plenty of room for four passengers as well as the driver. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Q is known for his crazy inventions, like this hubless bicycle, and his latest project is definitely no slouch either. He decided to build a chainless bicycle that can still be ridden normally, without any extra accessories or parts. Typically, a bicycle chain transfers the driving power from the bike’s pedals to its rear wheel for propulsion. Read more to see how this chainless version works.
Sure, the Xbox One S may be a few years old, but what if there was a portable version in laptop form that can be taken anywhere? Jacob managed to find one on eBay and promptly purchased it to see how this was possible. In addition to supporting video output at 4K resolution, and high dynamic range (HDR) color using HDR10, the console can also play ultra high definition video from supported streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Read more for a hands-on look and additional information.